High Energy Solid State Laser Components and Subsystems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7530
Agency Tracking Number: B103-006-0470
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-006
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
35C Wilson Drive, Sparta, NJ, -
DUNS: 788691942
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Barry Wechsler
 Senior Scientist
 (973) 512-4848
 bwechsler@crystalgenesis.com
Business Contact
 Mike Scripsick
Title: President
Phone: (973) 512-4848
Email: mscripsick@crystalgenesis.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
The goal of this proposed Phase I effort is to design, construct, and demonstrate a novel laser gain element that can be scaled to operation at power levels in the 10s to 100s of kilowatts in a light-weight, compact, and rugged design while maintaining very high efficiency, high brightness, and good beam quality. This goal will be accomplished through the construction of a composite thin disk gain element pumped using a novel geometry to insure uniform pump distribution across the active lasing region and will operate with very low quantum defect and hence minimal thermal load. This architecture is expected to be scalable to very high powers while minimizing thermal effects that limit the ultimate performance of such devices.

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